Six thousand years ago, Egyptians called the aloe vera plant the plant of immortality. Greeks used it to cure nearly everything, and Native Americans called it the wand of heaven. Aloe vera has long been used as a plant of healing and beauty, and for good reason. There are many ways that aloe vera can be beneficial to your health or appearance, both externally and internally. No home should be without a plant or the ointment made from the plant. Here are the top five ways you can use aloe vera to better your life.